May 8, 2019

Raytheon tests motor for DARPA’s MAD-FIRES self-defense interceptor

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May 7 (UPI) — Raytheon Company successfully tested a hot fire rocket motor for DARPA’s Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System.

The test for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was conducted on an undisclosed date at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, Raytheon announced Monday.

The MAD-FIRES interceptor is designed to provide self-defense capability that defeats multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, small planes, fast in-shore attack craft and other platforms that “pose a perennial, evolving and potentially lethal threat to ships and other maritime vessels,” according to the agency.

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